The first shows today (May 16, 2021, ARD) from 8:15 pm a “Tatort” episode from Dresden: “Who is now alone” is about the murder of a student.
Dresden – Sunday evening, primetime on ARD: It is “Crime scene” time! The first shows today (May 23, 2021) a repetition of the Dresden crime scene: “Who is now alone”. Investigators Henni Sieland and Karin Gorniak want to uncover the murder of a student. A lead leads to a group of men who cheated on the victim via an online dating platform. Is it worth it to tune in? We look at the plot, actors, locations and reviews of the crime rerun (first broadcast: May 21, 2018).
New Bremen crime scene on Whit Monday
The first episode of the new Bremen “Tatort” will be broadcast on Whit Monday (May 24th, 2021). In keeping with the debut, the episode’s name is: “Newborn”. At 8:15 p.m. on ARD, the new team of investigators – Liv Moormann (Jasna Fritzi Bauer), Mads Andersen (Dar Salim) and Linda Selb (Luise Wolfram) – came to find a kidnapped baby.
What is the ARD “Tatort” about today? This is the storyline of “Who’s Alone Now”
The 22-year-old student Doro Meisner is murdered in Dresden. The inspectors Henni Sieland (Alwara Höfels) and Karin Gorniak (Karin Hanczewski) then try to track down the murderer. They discover that a group of men, the “bird hunters”, have incited each other to hunt Doro in an Internet forum.
The student is said to have cheated on men with false promises of love in an online dating portal under the name “Birdy”. During their investigations, however, the inspectors discover that Doro has long since ceased to be registered in the portal. Apparently the operator of the site used the photos of the 22-year-olds to cheat the customers of the dating portal with a false profile.
Although no usable clues can be found at the crime scene, the inspectors finally track down two suspects by becoming part of the online dating world themselves. And for a witness who witnessed the murder on the phone, her life is suddenly in danger.
“Tatort” today on ARD: These are the locations of “Who is Alone Now”
The thriller “Who is alone now” was according to the online portal Crewunited Filmed from November 15, 2017 to January 31, 2018 in Dresden and Moritzburg. To the According to Wikipedia, filming locations belongs the famous high-rise Grunaer Strasse 5. In the GDR, the high-rise was one of the most sought-after addresses for a long time. It became famous as the end of Ernst-Thälmann-Strasse and above all because the slogan: “Socialism wins” was emblazoned on the roof of the house for several years.
Another prominent location for the film is the “Fürstenzug”. The more than 100 meter long porcelain mural is located near the Dresden Frauenkirche and shows an ancestral gallery of Saxon rulers on horseback.
The garden of the Japanese Palace can also be seen in the “Tatort” episode. The building in the Inner New Town of Dresden serves as a museum of ethnology. It is one of the oldest preserved museum buildings in Germany. The Japanese Palace got its name from the special design of the garden.
“Tatort: Who is alone now” on ARD today: How do you know the actors?
Alwara Höfels plays Hennie Sieland for the last time in “Who is Alone Now?”. In addition to “Tatort”, the 39-year-old was also seen in other series such as “Der Tatortreiniger” or “Alone Against Time”. Höfels played in a whole series of cinema films such as “Keinohrhasen”, “Fünf Freunde” or “Fack ju Göthe”.
Karin Hanczewski continues to play Karin Gorniak in the Dresden “Tatort”. In addition, the 39-year-old also had roles in other series such as “Alarm für Cobra 11”, “Der Tatortreiniger” or “Morden im Norden”. In February 2021, Hanczewski came out as a lesbian as part of the #actout campaign in the Süddeutsche Zeitung magazine.
The victim of the “Tatort” episode is played by Svenja Jung. The 27-year-old has already appeared in crime series such as “Der Alte” and “Soko Köln”. However, Jung gained international fame because she was in the “Star Wars” short film “Darth Maul: Apprentice” took on the lead role of the young Jedi student. The 17-minute short film won the German Web Video Award in 2016.
|role||Actor or actress|
|Hennie Sieland||Alwara Höfels|
|Karin Gorniak||Karin Hanczewski|
|Peter Michael Schnabel||Martin Brambach|
|Andreas Koch||Daniel donskoy|
|Petrick Wenzel||Aleksandar Jovanovic|
|Laura Nix||Kyra Sophia Kahre|
|Doro (Birdy) Meisner||Svenja Jung|
|Mr. Boehme||Johannes Kiebranz|
|Thomas Frank||Bernd-Christian Althoff|
|Falko Lammert||Peter Trabner|
|Aaron Gorniak||Alessandro Schuster|
|Ronny Brockmann||Markus Gertken|
|Jens Groppa||Viktor Tremmel|
|Employee Love Tender||Oliver Simon|
|Mother Wenceslaus||Jutta Kerber|
Reviews of “Tatort: Who is alone now”: Is it worthwhile to tune in to ARD today?
Im Prisma online magazine judges critic Florian Blaschke about the “Tatort” episode: “Unfortunately, cowardly in the end”. Blaschke arrives at the verdict because the film would not dare to resolve the perpetrator’s motive. But he would deliver a punch line and a touching finale and that was something.
The Filmstarts portal praises the convincing staging. The suspects are charismatic and the investigators have finally found each other. Accordingly, Lars-Christian Daniels finds it a shame that it was Alwara Höfel’s last appearance in the role of Hennie Sieland.